Whether you like mysteries with surprise endings and terrific twists or you are a reader who never reads a mystery, but loves literary novels that explore the emotions that bring families together or tear them apart, you will want to read Allen Eskens's excellent novel, The Shadows We Hide.
The tension builds to an all-stops-out finale that works on every level. Thriller fans should keep their eyes on Eskens: he's a comer
The pacing could be set to a metronome and the style is clean and accessible. [Eskens] finds fresh takes on puzzle pieces for the story and knows when to present them
The Shadows We Hide is a riveting novel about one man's search for his father becomes a perilous journey into a labyrinth of deceit and lies. Eskens vividly renders how small towns try to keep their secrets, and how sometimes they cannot.
Praise for Allen Eskens
Eskens' first-person narration grabs the reader and never relinquishes its hold